my rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimbo bimbo, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Kimbo bimbo

    Kimbo bimbo Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a rooster about 4 months ago when he was 16 weeks. He's a pure light sussex. I have 8 hens and 2 ducks however one of my hens is also a light sussex. The rooster seems to be favouring her but is causing some wear and tear. Any suggestions on how I can stop it?
     
  2. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the flock! [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. A chicken saddle/apron might protect your hen.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    I agree with Dawg...get a saddle apron for the hens that are getting worn down. You might separate this particular hen out for a while to give her a break and maybe the rooster will find another hen to share his love with. :)

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. A chicken saddle for this hen or temporary separation of the rooster from the flock would help. If fertile eggs are your goal, a hen retains fertility for at least 2 weeks after a rooster has been removed from the flock.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined the site today!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, they need a trial separation - he's got 8 girls and has to wear out this one. If you let her sit out a week or two, maybe he'll take a fancy to the other 7.
     
  9. Kimbo bimbo

    Kimbo bimbo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your suggestions and welcoming me. I will try them and see how it goes.
     

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